244 results for “Information Decoration”

This artwork lets trees tell the story of climate change

Linda Valenta
December 18th 2018

In our ongoing battle against climate change, it's hard to transcend from our human position and ‘think’ like nature. Given, nature doesn't think the way humans do, but it does act upon the environmental changes that occur. Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker anticipated on this behaviour and enables trees themselves, to tell the pressing issue of climate change - narrated in a way for humans to understand.…

Period emoji could smash the stigma surrounding menstruation

Cara Curtis
October 24th 2018

Astonishingly, we’re still living in a world where most women feel uncomfortable talking about their periods and some don’t even have access to sanitary products. This is why girls-focused development charity Plan International UK and Plan Australia launched a campaign to create a period emoji, in an attempt to reduce the taboo surrounding period and menstrual health.…

‘Listen’ to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

Ruben Baart
September 27th 2018

Genealogy services have exploded over the past few years, and Spotify is capitalizing on the boom by providing curated playlist based on users’ DNA. Here's what you should know.

If you could listen to your DNA, what would it sound like?…

The Dictionary of Online Behavior adds a virtual layer to your vocabulary

Ruben Baart
June 21st 2018

To some extent, it's a chicken-and-egg question: Are you unable to think about things you don't have words for, or do you lack words for them because you don't think about them? For digital natives, the online realms may become more familiar than aspects of the ‘real’ world - and that's where the Dictionary of Online Behavior comes in; a growing library for the avid social media user that you need to know to get by.…

AR City: Paving the Way for Augmented Reality Navigation

Belen Munoz
January 17th 2018
Augmented reality applications are a promising alternative to GPS. At least that is what Blippar’s AR City app claims to be.

Drones Protect Indonesia from Volcanic Danger

Jack Caulfield
January 11th 2018
In Bali, volcanic danger looms large. Scientists are trying to use drones to forestall the danger and make the invisible workings of the volcano visible.

How Much Carbon Do Your Clicks Cost?

Jack Caulfield
December 8th 2017
How much carbon does a Youtube video burn? Greenpeace's #ClickClean initiative calls on big tech companies, like Google, to use renewable energy sources.

The Future of Firefighting

Siebren de Vos
October 26th 2017
Firefighters can see through smoke with new thermal mask.

Helix, the App Store for Your Genome

Charlotte Kuijpers
October 6th 2017
Startup Helix launched an online hub where you can digitally explore your genetic code by downloading different apps on your computer or smartphone.

The Internet of Bees

Jack Caulfield
October 3rd 2017
What can we learn from listening to the buzz of bees' conversation? With the help of a new monitoring system, a Canadian researcher is hoping to find out.
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